★ THE COMING OF THE SEAL OF PROPHETS, MUHAMMAD (SALALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLAM).....SUBHANALLAH, THE GREATEST TRUE STORY EVER TOLD.
In commemoration of the Great Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)- Some people celebrate the “Milad of the Prophet” (SAW and some people dont but either way, no doubt we should reflect about the birth of our beloved Prophet (SAW). It is one of the greatest moments in our human history. Since this world had started MILLIONS of years back, it was waiting for the arrival of the Seal of the Prophets, The Sequel to this story of life, and the highest ranked person to ever exist, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, Salallahu alaihi wa sallim. He is probably Allahs greatest creation and this note will give us a better idea of how breath taking of a moment this was for the entire universe upon his birth…………… All praise is due to Allah (SWT) for creating such a blessed man.
Birth of the Holy Prophet, Muhammad (SAW)
Not only did the angels, the trees and the mountains rejoice at the birth of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) but the entire UNIVERSE rejoiced. [Ahsanul Muwa’iz, pg 14]
BEFORE BIRTH: Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), the blessed mother of the Beloved Rasool (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) during her pregnancy informed the household members that she was often being visited by angels and previous Prophets who announced that the child in her womb was Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the Promised Prophet, through whom the world would be blessed. They thought that perhaps some evil spirits might be appearing to Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), so just a few days before the birth, they chained her up so that the handcuffs and the chains made of iron would act as charms to ward off the evil spirits.
That night an aged man came to her. He touched the iron of the handcuffs and chains and they broke and fell away from her neck and hands. She asked him who he was and he replied, “Ibrahim Khaleelullah” i.e. Hazrat Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Hazrat Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam) explained that the reason for the visit of angels and earlier Prophets to her were due to the fact that she was to be the mother of the Promised Prophet.
AT BIRTH: Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) stated that as soon as the labour pains of child birth started, an angel came and asked her to drink from a cup in his hand. This drink was whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. As soon as she drank this heavenly drink her pain disappeared and all fear left her. [Ajaibal Kassas, vol 2, pg 43-44]
Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) then saw the gates of heaven open. The angels came down for the adoration of the new baby. Three angels went towards the Kaabah. One angel placed a flag over the Kaabah, another went to the East and placed a flag and the third went to the West and placed a flag. A light then spread out lighting up the universe. In this miraculous light, Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) stated that she could see distinctly the palaces of Palestine and Syria. Subhaanallah! [Ahsanul Muwa’iz, pg 18-19]
Then four ladies appeared miraculously before Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) to attend to the birth of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The first, who was very tall, said she was Hazrat Bibi Hawa (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), the mother of mankind. The second was Hazrat Bibi Sarah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), the mother of Hazrat Ishaaq (Alaihis Salaam), the third was Hazrat Bibi Hajira (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), the mother of Hazrat Ismail (Alaihis Salaam) and she came with Otto, a sweet-smelling essence from heaven to express her love for this child. The fourth person was Hazrat Asiya (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), the wife of Fir’oun. She was the Queen of Egypt who brought up Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salaam) from a little child when he was found floating in the basket on the river and she was the first person in Fir’oun’s court to believe in Allah.
In the hands of these four great nurses was the Mercy unto all the worlds, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) born, with his foreskin already circumcised miraculously, his navel already separated miraculously from his mother’s body, and his body miraculously pure and clean without any kind of blood or impurity. [Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwalul Ambia, vol 2, pg 10-13]
AFTER BIRTH: Immediately upon birth, the child did prostration to Allah Ta’ala and with his right index finger raised, miraculously recited the following words in a clear voice:
“Ash hadu al la Ilaaha Illallaahu Ana Muhammadur Rasoolullah. Ya Rabbi Habli Ummati.”
“I give evidence that none is worthy of worship except Allah, I am Muhammad the Messenger of Allah. O Sustainer (of the Universe) bless me (and) those who follow me.”
At once Allah Ta’ala spoke to His Beloved and replied (translation from Arabic):
“I have blessed you (O Muhammad) and those who follow you. O Angels, be ye witnesses of the fact that when he has not forgotten his followers upon his birth, then how can he forget them on the Day of Judgment.” [Ajaibul Kassas, vol 2, pg 44]
Three angels then appeared. One of them took a seal and marked the right shoulder and handed over the child to Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha). A voice then announced, “Ruler of the whole universe, the universe is your slave.” When Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) looked upon the face of the blessed child it was shining like a full moon and perfume of the finest Otto was coming from his blessed body.
A white cloud then appeared inexplicably and covered him and took him away saying, “O animals on the face of the earth, fishes in the seas, and the trees, remember the name of this child (Muhammad) and recognise him well. He has combined in himself all the wonderful and good qualities that were in all the Prophets that have come on earth from Hazrat Adam to Hazrat Esa (Jesus -Alaihimus Salaam)” When the cloud returned and replaced the child, he was clothed in green silk.
Hazrat Abdul Mutallib (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), the grandfather of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was at the Ka’bah at this early hour. All of a sudden the walls of the Ka’bah bowed miraculously before Maqaame-Ibrahim, where Hazrat Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam) had stood and prayed during the building of the Ka’bah. Then the Ka’bah spoke as follows (translation from Arabic):
“Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest(Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar), He is the Sustainer of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who will purify the Ka’bah from idols and idolatry and restore it to the House of Allah. Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) has just given birth to this child.”
Hazrat Abdul Mutallib (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) hearing the walls of the Ka’bah talk and seeing all the idols fall, ran home to verify if the blessed child had been born. He did not find Noor-e-Muhammadi shining from Hazrat Bibi Amina’s (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) forehead. He thus knew the child had been born so he asked Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) to please show him his grandchild. Hazrat Bibi Amina (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) replied that Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was in the next room but nobody could see him for three days as the angels and the dwellers of heaven were paying respect, honor and allegiance to him. Hazrat Abdul Mutallib (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh)wanted to tell the Makkans about the miraculous bowing of the Ka’bah and the adoration of the blessed child by the inhabitants of heaven but was strangely dumbstruck for three days and become completely speechless. [Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwalul Ambia, vol 2, pg 14]
THANK ALLAH THAT WE ARE FROM THE UMMAH OF MUHAMMAD (SALALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLIM)-ALHUMDULILLAHI RABBIL ALAMEEN.
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ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA SALLAITA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA BAARAKTA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID.
(TRANSLATION) O Allah! Send Your Mercy on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad, as You sent Your Mercy on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious. O Allah! Send Your Blessings on Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You sent your Blessings on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious.’“